Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mein Zindagi Ke Saat Nibhata Chala Gaya

main jindagee kaa saath nibhaataa chalaa gayaa
har fikr ko dhooye mein udaataa chalaa gayaa

barabaadeeyon kaa sog manaanaa fijool thaa
barabaadeeyon kaa jashn manaataa chalaa gayaa

jo mil gayaa usee ko mukaddar samaz liyaa
jo kho gayaa main us ko bhoolaataa chalaa gayaa

gam aaur khushee mein fark naa mahasoos ho jahaa
main dil ko us makaam pe laataa chalaa gayaa

Deewaanaa mastana hua dil... Jane kaha ho ke bahaar aayi

deewaanaa mastaanaa huaa dil
jaane kahaa ho ke bahaar aayee

tan ko mere chhuye ghat kaalee
chhede lahar, lahar matawaalee
raag koee anajaanaa

kuchh anakahee kahe meree chitawan
bole jiyaa ye thee meree dhadakan
yek nayaa afasaanaa

saawan lagaa machal gaye baadal
dekho jise huaa wahee paagal
kaun huaa diwaanaa

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Vote for Taj Mahal - New 7 Wonders - A. R. Rahman

Every one's heard of the Seven Wonders of the World but few have actually seen them.
Why? Well, it's mainly because only one out of the six 'Must See' destinations, the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, is actually still standing.

So with the Seven Wonders of the World no longer actually giving wonder to the world, in 2000 it seemed the perfect time to start again and nominate Seven New Wonders.

Launched in 2000 by the New 7 Wonders Society, a Swiss group with the preservation of man-made heritage close to its heart, the hunt was on for the new seven wonders of the world.

With strict rules like all nominations having to be man-made, be in an "acceptable" state of preservation and to have been completed by 2000, 30 potential wonders are short listed and the Taj Mahal at Agra (India) is amongst them.

Nominations were whittled down by public votes to 77 last year. Then a panel of architectural experts, chaired by former UNESCO chief Federico Mayor, shortened the list to 21. Interest has grown as Weber and his 10-member team visit the 21 sites. Their final visit will be March 6, 2007 to New York's Statue of Liberty.

In fact the Taj Mahal is the only Indian landmark to have made it in to the short list.

With 21 new world wonder finalists battling it out for just seven places, the Taj Mahal is, up against some pretty heavy weight competition including the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis, The Inca City of Machu Picchu in Peru and of course the Pyramids.

But with the New 7 Wonders due to be announced live on television around the world on 7th July, 2007, you've still got a bit of time left to cast your vote.

Taj Mahal Anthem

(The portion we hear in the sample is given in italics)

Mausam Aate jaate Hain
Sadiyaan Aateen Jaateen Hain
Kuchh Cheezen Rahjaateen Hain Yaad Mein

Wo Din Wo Raaj Kahaan Hai
Naaz-O-Andaaz Kahaan Hai
Naghmen Hain Aaj Sada Ke Saath Mein

Koi Kahta Hai
Jeene Ka Maqsad Yahaan Daulat Mein Hai
Koi Kahta Hai
Jeene Ka Maqsad Yahaan Inayat Mein Hai
Mujhse Jo Koi Ye Poochhe
Kyon Na Kahun Zindagi Ki karaamat
Mohabbat Mein Hai

Jhum Jhum-Tana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana-Jhum
Ek Sada Dil Hai

Jhum Jhum-Tnana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana Nana
Ek Sada Rab Hai

Jhum Jhum-Tana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana-Jhum
Ek Mohabbat Hai

Radha Krishna Ki Mohabbat
Aadam Haua Ki Mohabbat
Heer Aur Ranjha Ki Mohabbat ..Ek Hai

Shaah Jahaan Mumtaaz Ki Mohabbat
Laila Majnu ki Mohabbat
Teri Aur Meri Mohabbat Ek Hai (2)

Jhum Jhum-Tana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana-Jhum
Ek Sada Dil Hai

Jhum Jhum-Tnana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana Nana
Ek Sada Rab Hai

Jhum Jhum-Tana Nana-Jhum Tana Nana-Jhum
Ek Mohabbat Hai

Deevane Mohabbat Ke Hain- Jo
Hai Un Ko Pahla Salam
Tohfa Mohabbat Ka Hai jo
Har Dil Ka Usko Salam

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pancharatna Krithis - Sri Balamurali Krishna

Pancharatna kritis (Sanskrit pancha, five + ratna, gem) are a set of five kritis (songs) in Carnatic music, composed by Tyagaraja.

Saint Tyagaraja is probably the most well known of the composers in Carnatic music which is the classical music of South India. He lived in the late 18th century and early 19th century in Tiruvayyaru in Tanjore district in modern day Tamil Nadu. He is listed along with Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri as the 'Musical Trinity' of Carnatic Music. His compositions are well known and sung today in classical music concerts. Around 750 of his compositions survive today. A key feature of his compositions is that very serious philosophical and even general themes relating to the human condition are set in a religious context accompanied by musicality of a very high order and all this in very simple colloquial Telugu which is easily understood by the common person.

The Pancharatna kritis of Tyagaraja are in praise of his beloved deity, Lord Ramachandra and are long and extremely skilful musical compositions. They are actually set in the style of a Ragam Tanam Pallavi (RTP) with the charanas (stanzas) substituting for the kalpana swaras (improvisatory passages) in the pallavi section of the RTP.

The Pancharatna Kritis of Thyagaraja consist of the following:

Jagadananda Karaka - Raga Nata
Dudukugala - Raga Gaula
Sadhinchene - Raga Arabhi
Kanakana Ruchira - Raga Varali
Endaro Mahanubhavulu - Raga Sri

The ragas or melodic forms of these compositions (Nata, Gaula, Arabhi, Varali, Sri) are the five Ghana ragas of Carnatic music also called the ghanapanchaka. They are so called because they are suited to playing tanam on the veena. Nata and Varali are the most ancient of the Carnatic ragas and date back 1000 years.

A particularly difficult musical challenge has been taken up successfully by Tyagaraja in three of these compositions. The raga Nata has a particularly distinctive use of the 'dhaivatam' note or swara. Tyagaraja has avoided the 'dhaivatam' completely in the first pancharatna kriti without losing the swarupa of Nata ragam. Similarly 'gandharam' is an accidental note of some beauty in Gaula. Tyagaraja avoids this too (except in one instance) without losing the character of the raga. Finally, he avoids the accidental 'dhaivatam' in Sri ragam, again a note that is present in some very characteristic sancharas of this raga. It requires musicality of a very high order to do something like this not once but three times in very common and much loved ragas like these.

Balamurali Krishna

Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna is one of southern India's most influential vocalists and composers. Known for the optimism and clarity of his three-octave vocals, Balamuralikrishna has consistently displayed a mastery of classical musical traditions of India and has composed more than four hundred pieces. In addition to performing more than 18,000 concerts throughout the world, Balamuralikrishna has released more than 250 cassettes in his native country. According to Swarmi Chimayanda, when you listen to Balamuralikrishna's music, "you can realize what the crazy gropies felt in their ectasy of divine love". A native of Sankaraguptan, a small village in Rojolu Taluk in the East Godvari District of Andhra Prodesh, Balamuralikrishna inherited his musical skills from his parents. His father, Pattabiramayya, played flute, violin and veena, and, his mother, Suryakantamma, played veena.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Index of Posts till December 2007

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Reverse Migration - An NRI's "Journey Back Home"

ये जो देस हैं तेरा, स्वदेस हैं तेरा

"Heal thy Physician?" Old Story Retold

ఆత్మా త్వం, గిరిజా మతిః - आत्मा त्वं - SrI Sankar...

అమృతం పాట!! Amrutham Paata lyrics

బంటు రీతి కొలువియ్యవయ్య -వేణువు- బొమ్మల రామాయణం

బొమ్మల రామాయణం - జగదానంద కారకా - బాలమురళి

బొమ్మల రామాయణం - రామదాసు కీర్తనలు

ఎంత ఘాటు ప్రేమయో!! ఎంత తీవ్ర వీక్షణమో!! - పాతాళ భై...

పిలిచినా బిగువటరా! ఔరౌరా!! - మల్లీశ్వరి

Theme Musics and Rahman

నిర్వాణ శతకం - చిదానంద రూపా శివోహం, శివోహం - Sri S...

జాలిగా జాబిలమ్మా రేయి రేయంతా - స్వాతికిరణం

Hope is a good thing and good things never die!!

ఆనతి నీయరా! హరా! SwaatikiraNam! సాహిత్యం

ప్రణతి ప్రణతి ప్రణతి SwaatikiraNam

బ్రోవ భారమా - యూ. శ్రీనివాస్ & సుధా రఘునాథన్

బాల!! కనక మయ చేల!! సుజన పరిపాల!!ఏల నీ దయ రాదు?! పర...

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ఎంత మాత్రమున యెవ్వరు తలచిన అంత మాత్రమేనీవు - యం యస...

घर् से निकल्ते हि - पापा कहते है

తెలిసితేమోక్షము - తెలియకున్న బంధము

పరిదానమిచ్చితే - బిలహరి - పట్ణం సుబ్రహ్మణ్య అయ్యర్...

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యా కుందేందు

డోలాయాం చల డోలాయాం - వేణువు

డోలాయాం చల డోలాయాం - యం.యస్.సుబ్బులక్ష్మి

దీపావళి - Deepavali

मायॆरी याद् वो आयी- Euphoria

రామ చక్కని సీతకీ...

భామాకలాపం!! Sapthapadi

vande mataram - वन्दे मातरं - వందే మాతరం ( In Divx...

Jaya he - जय हॆ - India Inspired - Divx

कभि आना तू मेरी गल्ली - Euphoria - Divx

Dil Se Re - In Divx

బంటు రీతి కొలువియ్యవయ్య రామా |

यॆ हॊस्ला - Ye honsla - Dor

కాస్తంత తత్వం

మైత్రీం భజత, అఖిల హృత్ జైత్రీం | - శ్రీ సుబ్బులక్...

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The Making of "Maa tujhe Salaam"

Incredible India - India in Photos

My 200th Post - India Inspired

Tuberculosis & HIV in India

Come Back Home

Happy Days

Free Hugs Everybody!!!!!

సీతా కళ్యాణ వైభోగమే

Break the Rules!! - Impossible is Nothing II

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జగదోద్ధారణ - కాపి

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बन्दे मॆ था दुम् - वन्दॆ मातरम्!!!

वन्दे मातरम् - Series I - Timeless India

वन्दे मातरम् - series II - bharatha natyam

वन्दे मातरम् - series III - ghatam

वन्दे मातरम् - series IV - flute

वन्दे मातरम् - series V - carnatic vocal

ईस्वर् अल्लाह् - 1947 earth

Sree Raama Paadama - Mandolin Srinivas

Aithe Movie Online

రావమ్మ మహాలక్ష్మి! రావమ్మా!

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ఆలోకయే శ్రీ బాల కృష్ణం ...

HIV Pandemic - Act for the future

Committed Communities Development - India

All my blog songs, at one place!!! 25 Songs

लता मंगेश्कर्- శ్రీ రాముని భజనలు (Ram Bhajans)

Moral (Most Required) Stories for Today's Times

"Impossible" is "Nothing"

Satyame Sivam Online Movie - సత్యమే శివం

धुवा छटा खुला गगन् मेरा - नयी डगर् नया सफ़र् मेरा

Mein Zindagi Ke Saat Nibhata Chala Gaya

Deewaanaa mastana hua dil... Jane kaha ho ke bahaa...

New York Nagaram

Vote for Taj Mahal - New 7 Wonders - A. R. Rahman

Pancharatna Krithis - Sri Balamurali Krishna

Pray For Me Brother - Rahman & BharatBala - Divx

Farewell to old Kentucky

దుడుకుగల నన్నేదోర కొడుకు బ్రోచురా...!! - శ్రీ త్యా...

दिल सॆ रे !! - Rahman A. R.

సీతమ్మ మాయమ్మ!

वैश्णव जनतो - vaishnava janatho - lata

వాతాపి గణపతిం భజేహం - హంస ధ్వని

మాయాబజార్ - Mayaabajaar Online

జయజయ మహాదేవా!! - BhooKailas

Be Indian.- रहो भारतीय

చాటువులు - chatuvulu

మనసు గతి ఇంతే మనిషి బ్రతుకింతే....

Series X - Wars after Wars

Series IX - Wars 1962, 1965, 1971

Series VIII - Kashmir After 1947

दो कदम् और् सही - Meenaxi

మంచి - చెడు

సరసీ రుహాసన ప్రియే - యం.యస్.సుబ్బులక్ష్మి

విరిబోని వర్ణం - శ్రీ సుబ్బులక్ష్మి

HPV Vaccine - A Vaccine against cancer?

We have been to Chicago!!!

रात् हमारि तो - Parineeta

दिन् ढल् जायॆ हाय्, रात् ना जाय् - Rafi - R.D. Bu...

आखॊ मे तॆरा ही चह्रा!! Aaryans -- Pop Album

బ్రహ్మ కడిగిన పాదము - M S Subbulakshmi

ఎవరో వస్తారని ఏదో చేస్తారని -- Sri Sri

మనసున మనసై - Lyrics - SRI SRI

నిధి చాలా సుఖమా?!! రాముని సన్నిధి సేవ సుఖమా?!! - M...

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Series I - India Before Common Era (Before 684 B.C...

Series II - Magadha Empire - Pandya - Chera - Chol...

Series III - India from 0 A.D.(Anna Domini) To 10t...

Series IV - India from 10th Century to 16th Centur...

Series V- India from 1600 till 1800(End of Mughals...

Series VI - 1800 - 1947 (British Rule)

Series VII - 1947 after math and states later

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అన్నపూర్ణాష్టకం - M S Subbalakshmi

రఘు వంశ సుధాంబుధి చంద్ర శ్రీ - వేణువు

గజేంద్ర మోక్షం పద్యాలు- Gajendra Moksham

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విజయా వారి మిస్సమ్మ - Missamma Old (Watch Online)

Aithe! Song and lyrics! చిటపట చినుకులు - ఐతే !!

Jane Na Nazar - Aah

జగమంత కుటుంబం నాది!! ఏకాకి జీవితం నాది!! - Sri See...

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ఆదిభిక్షువు వాడినేది కోరేది?

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లాలీ లాలి అను రాగం సాగుతుంటె

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ఎదగడానికెందుకురా తొందరా?!! ఎదర బతుకంతా చిందర వందరా...


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గోవుల్లు తెల్లన. గోపయ్య నల్లనా. గోధూళి ఎర్రనా, ఎంద...

సీతాస్వయంవరం!!! Rama Kanavemira!!

నెమలికి నేర్పిన నడకలివి!! Sapthapadi

కృష్ణం! కలయ సఖి సుందరం! kRshNam kalaya sakhi sunda...

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Watch Swades Online

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బంటు రీతి కొలువియ్యవయ్య రామా |

Aja re - AAH

Rooth na jaana

Tere Mere Milan Ki Ye Raina

Dam bhar jo udhar munh phere

yeh shaam ki tanhaiyan

Centennial Celebration

The Lion King

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येह तारा वोह तारा हर तारा

అమృతం -- దోమ కాటు - కోడికి చేటు

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba's Aartis

हम होंगे कामयाब

Controlling Tuberculosis in India

What is XDR- TB??(World TB day - March 24th)

Republic Day - Presidential Speech

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Swami Vivekananda - Speeches VI - Paper on Hinduis...

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Swami Vivekananda - Speeches IV - Paper on Hinduis...

Swami Vivekananda - Speeches III - PAPER ON HINDUI...

Swami Vivekananda - Speeches II

Swami Vivekananda - Speeches I

ఆనందం అర్ణవమైతే!! Advaitham - Sri Sri

Vidhatha Thalapuna.... Sirivennela

Funny Ad from Levi's

Power of Expression - Airtel

Express Yourself - Excellent Composition

Into that heaven of freedom, My father, Let my cou...

Yuhi Chala Chal Raahi....

Swami Vivekananda

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Vaishnava Jana tho Tene Kahiyaje...

A challenging crusade - T V K Shastry - Spirit Of ...

మా తెలుగు తల్లికి మల్లె పూదండ...

Raghupathi Raaghava

Sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein!! Ant mein jee...

Bhavayami Gopalabalam

దేశ భాష లందు తెలుగు లెస్స

Kalaa Ravi - Sri Sri

ముద్దుగారె యశోద ముంగిటి ముత్యము

జయ జయ జయ ప్రియ భారత!! Sri Devulapalli Venkata Kris...

జగదానంద కారకా..!! Jagadaananda Kaarakaa!! By Sri M...

सरफरोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है!!

World On Fire

Humanity - మనిషితనం

Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar.....

Kahi door jab din dhal jaaye...

నవ రసాలు - వాటి రాగాలు (బాపూ చిత్రాలూ... :)

దేశమును ప్రేమించుమన్నా!!...

Alla Tero Naam...

On a wing and a prayer


A wicket good time


Doctors within our borders

State of the Village Report - The Miniature Earth

Renaissance!! Resurgence!!

Pledge - India ప్రతిఙ

Buddi Budugu

Raj Kapoor -- The Legend

Let's Clean India

Somethin' 'bout me...

State of the Village Report - The Miniature Earth

బాటసారి!! - శ్రీ శ్రీ - Sri Sri

10,000th View of My Work - A Slide show of INDIA


Express Yourself - An Excellent Compostion

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Reassurance!!?? Minatory!!??

Achievement Stop TB - Global Tuberculosis Epidemic...

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Golden Days!!! does that mean Good Olden Days?!!!

Ee gaali....! ee nela...! ee ooru...! selayeru.......

South Indian Classical Dance - Enamors people

Make Your Most!! And You Are Done

An important Note

"Heal The World" - Make A Better Place

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